|Marilyn Manson in tv program : 'une histoire de branchés'|
On December 14th, Arte broadcasted a program entitled ‘Une Histoire de branchés’ dedicated to the hype movement.
Summary of the program follows :
‘In a Western society, which gives a great deal to culture of being and its gestion, “hype-itude” is more than ever present. Even if this movement seems to have existed for a long time, the phenomenon has not always been in the front of the stage …Bad boys, bohemians, dandys, performers and people are some of the many faces of the hype (or hip) which have crossed through history and still renew today. With comments by American critic Greil Marcus, this documentary goes through the different icons of the hype movement, inviting “in-people”, stars (Pete Doherty, Sid Vicious, Andy Warhol, Paris Hilton, Marilyn Manson) and also everyday people.
To be honest, Marilyn Manson only appears briefly. Website Deadstar has uploaded the excerpt via YouTube.
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|On the 17/12/2007 by Anubis69|
|And the winner is ...|
You have voted and chosen the 3 Manson’s discography’s most important songs according to you.
Here are the 2007 tournament winners :
1. THE REFLECTING GOD
2. COMA WHITE
3. ANTICHRIST SUPERSTAR
And at the foot of the podium, Great Big White World, shortly beaten.
I want to thank you all of you who have attended the contest, thank you for having been there with us along the weeks.
And since the initative seems to have pleased you, we’ll come back with other tournament proposals sometime.
Thanks to you all.
|On the 17/12/2007 by Anubis69|
|MTV contest winner is Dutch|
The « Marilyn Manson in your home” contest has had its winner : a young Dutch aged 26 who has had the pleasure to see Manson and all of his band at his home.
The group played 3 titles there : Putting Holes in Happiness, The Dope Show and The Beautiful People.
Rather relaxed, Manson spoke a pretty long while with the 14 lucky people there and had a funny time learning about the winner’s sexual needs, never hesitating to ask the public to do something to solve the problem.
The show was renamed 'The Preshow To Everyone Giving Jimmy A Blowjob'.
At the end of the show, Manson admitted that the 3 room-appartment was his new favourite destination.
Funny thing to know : the group orderd a bottle of Evian spring water and pizzas at the Domino’s round the corner.
Should also be mentioned the fact that all of this was recorded by MTV Denmark ans will surely be broadcasted one more time (at least).
Until then, here are a few images : here.
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|On the 17/12/2007 by Anubis69|
|Marilyn Manson press and radio interview|
On website The Manchester Evening News, you can find an audio interview we have retranscribed bellow :
THERE'S an ominous silence on the other end of the line, then a croaky "Hey". 'Manson?' we ask, 'where the devil are you?'
"I'm in Spain," he drawls, finally forcing out three more monotone words. Then another four: "In a Spanish prison," before a heavily pregnant pause. "I come here to pick up girls," he says, deadpan, then laughs heartily. CityLife titters. Nervously.
Who really knows where Marilyn Manson is? He's a master of myth-making and smoke- and-mirrors stagecraft, and a well known storyteller. In many ways, CityLife would love to believe he's telling the truth - it would, after all, leave us with quite a parlour story if Manson used his one call privilege to ring us for a natter.
Manson has, after all, just arrived in Spain after a tour of the US, South America, Japan and Russia with controversial thrash metal pioneers Slayer. So it would hardly surprise us if some sort of on-stage antics had got all of them banged up in this pious, Catholic country.
But the tour, reports Manson, went swimmingly, and now he's really looking forward to getting his show on the road in the UK and bringing his theatre of the macabre to Manchester on Thursday.
As we catch up, Manson's enthusiasm for talking and touring are palpable, despite his singular tone and rare hints at real enthusiasm. When his thoughts start flowing, there's no interrupting him - words tumble, always coherently but with little respect for punctuation.
Waxing lyrical is something he does with ease. Take his forthcoming shows, a mix of old and new tracks that he likens to 1920s silent gothic horror flick Nosferatu. "I've really put all the imagery into the live show that I've always wanted to have," he begins, "so this is, for me, my favourite live tour.
"I've tried to really focus a bit more on being a singer, more so than I have in the past. So I've picked a lot of songs that are probably more difficult to sing live than I have on past tours, but it turns out being a lot more emotional with the crowd."
It is, in many ways, fitting that Manson should choose this tour to be his first really emotional experience. His latest album, Eat Me Drink Me, is his break-up record "about his feelings" - a rare inside view into a man who has spent a decade or so being angry about the outside world.
And the switch is largely because of a testing year that saw the failure of his one-year marriage to burlesque model Dita Von Teese, an event that sent him spiralling into a period of self-doubt. "I wasn't in control of my life and my career," he confides. "I know now that I don't want to walk away from music - music's the centre of everything that matters to me."
Manson offers no comment on reports that the split resulted in a custody battle over the couple's beloved cats, but it's clear that it's new love Evan Rachel Wood - the 20-year-old star of his forthcoming film, Phantasmagoria: The Visions of Lewis Carroll - who saved him. It also opened his eyes to the possibilities of where he should go as a writer.
"Journalists will say something now like, `Well, Marilyn Manson isn't that shocking any more'. And I first say I wasn't trying to be, and that there's nothing shocking at all in the world - anything I do will never compare to anything you see on CNN.
"I don't ever feel like there was anything that I've created that was shocking. It was all intended to be provocative. That's all you can do as an artist - create a response.
"I think people are now starting to figure out my place in the world, that it's not about just being some sort of evil poster boy. That's why, on this last record, I did something I thought I'd never do - I talked about what was in me. For me, that was the most shocking thing I could have done."
Manson hits the nail on the head, of course; a poster boy for society's evils he has become. He's famously been ordained to the Church of Satan and written songs about every social taboo imaginable (performing many of the same taboos on stage), while speculations regarding the motivations of murderous school kids - most famously Columbine - often result in some blame falling (erroneously) into Manson's lap.
But that is, he says, because the perception of Goth culture is founded on a fundamental misunderstanding. "No one ever understood Goth, the sarcasm and irony in it," he explains.
"I'm sure there's a lot of people that need somebody bad as a scapegoat. Ozzy Osbourne, Alice Cooper, even Bowie: they were all called the same things that I get called, and none of us were ever trying to be scary. It's evil by the rest of the world's standards and I have to acknowledge that. But I'm not trying to be evil."
As well as being a controversial rock star and regular media scapegoat, Manson is an acclaimed painter and LA gallery owner, and his bleak portraits have earned him plaudits with art collectors around the world.
"I started my first paintings in 1997, and they were initially only painted with the dirty water, so they were very grey. But that didn't last very long.
"The funniest thing is the fact that I use an Alice in Wonderland children's watercolour kit for my paintings now, and it's all bright. I wasn't even trying to be ironic - but it's dark subject matter, essentially, in pastel colours.
"I suppose part of me always was trying to be funny and trying to be an ***hole and to prove people wrong, because I suppose most people would expect my paintings to be dark."
There's an obvious crossover in the subject matter of Manson's music and art. If Manson could paint his voice, what would it look like? "It would probably be black," he says, without hesitation. "I think I could paint it as bright as I wanted, but it would be black."
Concerned about the darkening tone, CityLife turns talk to Christmas. What's Manson asking Santa for? Top of his list is a new lunchbox, apparently. "I have about 75, but the one that I always wanted but never got was the Addams family."
With assurances he'll probably get 16,000 of them from the M.E.N. crowd on Thursday after this goes to print, CityLife leaves Manson to his night of Mediterranean incarceration.
But before he slumps off back to his cell, we've time for one last question: he's making the best of a bad situation tonight by picking up girls (and talking to CityLife), but what can we do to make our rainy evening in Manchester a little more interesting?
Manson muses a few illegal suggestions before opting for his favourite pastime. "If you haven't drunk Absinthe, I think that's a good suggestion. Just remove all sharp objects and have a paramedic standing by."
You can listen to the interview here.
A translation is available on the following link mansonfr
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|On the 07/12/2007 by Anubis69|
Despite Marilyn Manson's confidences on his new album's progress and on his movie, it seems that all of this should be delayed since official site marilynmanson.com has just published new tour dates in North America.
19 january 2008 Hard Rock Orlando, Florida
20 january 2008 The Fillmore Miami, Florida
22 january 2008 The Tabernacle Atlanta, Georgia
24 january 2008 Rams Head Baltimore, Maryland
26 january 2008 The Orpheum Boston, Massachusetts
27 january 2008 Electric Factory Ballroom Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
29 january 2008 Hammerstein Ballroom New York, New York
30 january 2008 Hammerstein Ballroom New York, New York
1er february 2008 House of Blues Cleveland, Ohio
2 february 2008 Promowest Pavilion Columbus, Ohio
4 february 2008 State Theatre Detroit, Michigan
5 february 20082008 Aragon Chicago, Illinois
7 february 2008 Eagles Ballroom Milwaukee, Wisconsin
8 february 2008 Myth Minneapolis, Minnesota
10 february 2008 Pageant St. Louis, Missouri
11 february 2008 Uptown Theater Kansas City, Missouri
13 february 2008 The Fillmore Denver, Colorado
14 february 2008 Saltair Salt Lake City, Utah
16 february 2008 Orpheum Theatre Vancouver, British Columbia
18 february 2008 Paramount Theatre Seattle, Washington
20 february 2008 Warfield San Francisco, California
22 february 2008 The Wiltern Los Angeles, California
23 february 2008 The Wiltern Los Angeles, California
25 february 2008 House of Blues San Diego, California
Other tour dates have not yet been confirmed :
26 february 2008 - Phoenix, Arizona, Celebrity Theatre
29 february 2008 - Dallas, Texas, HOB/Palladium
01 march 2008 - Austin, Texas, Austin Music Hall
02 march 2008 - Houston, Texas, Verizon Wireless theatre
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|On the 07/12/2007 by Anubis69|
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